In this article, I am going to show you one of the easiest ways to send Telegram messages automatically to a Telegram group. So without further ado, let’s get started.
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Telegram Group Creation
You need to create a Telegram group so that later on we can add our Telegram bot to the group. If you already have a bot then just move on to the next steps.
Create Telegram Bot
We now need to create a Telegram Bot using Botfather. Follow the steps mentioned in this video to create a Telegram bot.
Steps to create a bot
- Search for Botfather in Telegram
- Write /newbot and hit Enter
- Provide name to this bot. I am calling it “Just Another Bot” and hit Enter
- Give a unique ID to your Bot. I am giving “vikasjha001_bot” and hitting Enter
- Write /setprivacy and hit Enter
- Select the Bot name which we just created and Disable the Privacy.
- That’s all. Now we are ready with the Bot.
Add Telegram Bot to the Group
Now you can add the newly created Telegram bot to the group. Steps are:
- Go to the Telegram group which you previously created.
- Click on Add new member
- Provide the name of your Telegram bot
- Add the member
Install and Import Requests Library
We will be using the Requests library to call Telegram /sendMessage API. So make sure to install the requests library by following the below command.
pip install requests
Send Telegram Messages Automatically
Here is a sample program that is going to send messages to any telegram group. Please replace anything which is mentioned inside angular brackets with actual value.
<your bot token> should be replaced with the bot token which you received while creating the bot.
import requests jokes = ["joke 1", "joke 2", "Joke 3"] for joke in jokes: base_url = "https://api.telegram.org/bot<your bot token>/sendMessage?chat_id=<your group id>&text=joke print("Message is sent")